The first model of the Lamborghini Gallardo was launched in 2003 as a 2004 model. It was the embodiment of a sports car. It had a lightweight body with a powerful 5.0 liter, V10 engine that churns out 500 horsepower. With that powerful engine, the two-door Coupe can zoom at a top speed of 192 miles an hour.
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The Lamborghini Gallardo Specifications
|Production||2003 - 2013|
|Length||4,386 mm (172.7 inches)|
|Width||1,900 mm (74.8 inches)|
|Height||1,165 mm (45.9 inches)|
|Weight||1,520 kg (3,350 pounds)|
|Fuel Delivery||Naturally Aspirated|
|Transmission||Manual, Automated Manual|
|Number of Gears||6|
|Engine Size||5.2 Litre|
|Top Speed||325 km/h (202 mph)|
|Power||419 kW (562 hp)|
|List Price (US)||USD$259,100|
Lamborghini Gallardo Models
As the Lamborghini Gallardo was produced for almost a decade there are a number of different models.
The 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo also featured a nice list of standard equipment such as ABS brakes, a navigation system, and leather seats.
It was still mated with the same 5.0 liter, V10 engine that offered 493 horsepower and 375 pounds-feet of torque. The said engine was coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shifting. It also had ABS brakes, hi density discharge headlights, airbags, and traction control.
The 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo was a bit cheaper than its older sibling. It had minor updates to the older Lamborghini, with some styling improvements.
The next year, 2006, saw the addition of a limited edition SE model to the Lamborghini Gallardo line. The SE model featured extra power and quicker acceleration.
The 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo featured 19-inch alloy wheels, state of the art audio system, and full power accessories. It was powered by a 5 liter, V-10 engine with a standard 493 horsepower and a torque of 375 pounds-feet.
The 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo was so fast that it can zoom from 0 to 60 in around four seconds. It was also mated with a six-speed manual transmission.
The 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo, meanwhile, came in two variations—a two door Coupe and a Spyder convertible. It was still lightweight, just as you would expect from any sports car.
Powered by a 5 liter, V10 engine, the aluminum-bodied 2007 Gallardo had an eye-popping 493 horsepower and 375-pound feet of torque. Lamborghini mated it with Pirelli tires, 19-inch wheels, and Brembo brakes. It was also a stunner, with features like ABS brakes, dual zone climate control, handcrafted leather, and driver-side airbags.
The 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo will be remembered as one of the sexiest sports cars from Lamborghini. The shape alone would ‘trick’ your eyes into thinking that the Gallardo is moving fast, even when it is standing still.
The 2007 Gallardo also had two new body colors—Celeste Phoebe and Verde Picus. Also, a special limited edition called “Nera” was offered; there were only 185 units produced worldwide. The said model had a special matte-black exterior, including special features like height-adjustable suspension.
For the 2008 year model, Lamborghini introduced the limited edition Gallardo Superleggera. “Leggera” means light in Italian.
The Gallardo Superleggera supersedes the base model. It is a more track-focused sports car which features carbon fiber components, resulting in a body weight that is up to 150 pounds lighter than previous models.
The engine of the Superleggera also improves on the previous engines of old Gallardo models, with a 503 horsepower output, or a 10 horsepower increase over the old 5.0 liter V10 output.
The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo is significant for several reasons. One is that it is the first model to have a new, 5.2 L-direct injection V10 engine. The said engine replaces the old, 5-liter V10 powertrain that had been a fixture in Lamborghini Gallardo since 2004.
With a more powerful engine, the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo can produce 553 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission, with an e-gear or six-speed sequential shift manual transmission optional.
This model had EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 12 mpg for city driving and 20 mpg for highway driving.
There weren’t a lot of changes to the 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo. Lamborghini kept the 5.2 liter, V10 engine that it had introduced a year earlier.
Lamborghini also released a limited edition Valentino Balboni coupe in 2010. The coupe, released under the Gallardo line, was named after the man who had spent more than 40 years at Lamborghini. He is also credited for designing the Gallardo.
Around 250 of the said coupes which were of the rear-wheel drive were produced during that year.
The 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo, meanwhile, comes in various trims like Superlegerra, Valentino Balboni, Spyder, Spyder Performante, and Bicolore.
The base model is powered by a 5 liter, V10 engine with 552 horsepower and 398-pound feet of torque. It is paired with a permanent all-wheel drive and six-speed manual. It can zoom in from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds, with a top speed of 201 miles per hour.
This model is equipped with 19-inch wheels, rear spoiler, bi-xenon headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, and iPod integration.
The 2013 model is powered by a 5.2 liter, V10 engine which can produce 570 horsepower. It is directed to a four-wheel and two-wheel drive system.
There are also several edition special versions of the 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo. The Super Trofeo Stradale, for one, has an adjustable rear spoiler and Alcantara interior.
The Gallardo Superleggera, meanwhile, has carbon-ceramic brakes and unique rear wing. It also comes with three special color schemes.
The Spyder Performante and Performante Edizione Tecnica, on the other hand, are convertibles.
The final model of the Lamborghini Gallardo was for the 2014 model year. It was powered by a 5.2 liter, ten cylinder engine with 550 horsepower. It is available in convertible and coupe versions. It comes in two wheels and four-wheel drivetrains. There are six trim levels available in the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo.
Although production of the Lamborghini Gallardo has stopped, there’s no question it remains one of the most popular sports cars of all time.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Engine
The Lamborghini Gallardo (LP 570-4) is powered by a 5.3 Litre V10 Engine. This engine delivers 419 kW (562 hp) to all 4 wheels of the car. The car has 2 different gear boxes (depending on the model), a 6-speed manual and a 6 speed automated manual.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Top Speed
The Lamborghini Gallardo (LP 570-4) has blistering performance. The car can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just 3.4 seconds) and has a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).
The Lamborghini Gallardo Interior
The interior of the Lamborghini Gallardo has undergone many enhancements through the different models. The interior is race inspired with a clean dash display and a race inspired manual gearbox in the earlier models.
The Later models have the same race inspired layout without the manual gear shift. All models have the famous Lamborghini switches and an almost infinite choice of internal colors.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Price
The Lamborghini Gallardo had a price of USD$259,100 for the LP 570-4 model.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Celebrity Owners
What do Chris Brown, Sean Combs, Pierce Brosnan, and Jay Leno have in common?
Aside from being popular celebrities in their own right, these four men are proud owners of a Lamborghini Gallardo.
It is not surprising why a lot of celebrities own a Lamborghini Gallardo. This sports car is the best-selling model of the popular Italian sports car brand. There have been more than 14,000 units built throughout its lifetime from 2003 to 2013.
- 1 Check Out This Amazing Lamborghini Gallardo Video
- 2 The Lamborghini Gallardo Specifications
- 3 Lamborghini Gallardo Models
- 4 The Lamborghini Gallardo Engine
- 5 The Lamborghini Gallardo Top Speed
- 6 The Lamborghini Gallardo Interior
- 7 The Lamborghini Gallardo Price
- 8 The Lamborghini Gallardo Celebrity Owners